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If Jeb Bush Panders to the CPAC Crowd, He’ll Lose Votes

By Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:15pm

Here’s what Republicans hope will not emerge from CPAC — more candidates. GOP hopefuls will pack this year’s annual conservative get-together like a Mario Buatta living room — overwhelming the senses. There will be voices from across the right-leaning spectrum,...

Why ‘Silver’ Actors Could Grab Some Oscar Gold

By Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:00am

As you watch the Academy Awards this year, it’s worth keeping in mind that the annual AARP ‘Life at 50-Plus’ event isn’t until May. It would be easy to get confused. With Clint Eastwood (age 84), Michael Keaton (age 63), J.K. Simmons (60), Julianne Moore (54), Meryl...

Why Throwing Money at ‘Infrastructure’ Won’t Fix It

By Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:00am

America’s infrastructure has a problem. That seems to be the only thing everyone can agree on anymore. But ask how to fix the problem, or pay for the fixes, and you simply open another front in the ongoing war between, well, any two groups on the American stage. ...

One More Way Today’s Workplace Is Changing

By Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:45am
Union membership is slightly down again, while other iconic symbols of 20th century work remain, even as huge demographic changes occur in the U.S.

The Silver Economy’s Golden Opportunity

By Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 4:30am

As 2015 dawns and the first quarter unfolds, retailers are fretting about the post-Christmas spending purge. But on Oxford Street in London one retailer is not sitting back. Department store group Selfridges has launched a groundbreaking campaign called...

Seth Rogen’s Other Interview

By Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 12:30pm

That the North Korean leadership takes American comedy as an act of war is a particular feature of the role information and technology has assumed...

New Solutions for a Steadily Aging Japan

By Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:00am

Though Japan’s fall into recession in the third quarter is likely to be less severe than expected, stalled economic growth continues to be a problem as it has since the...

Three Challenges China Cannot Ignore

By Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm

The emerging market equities dump has been underway for months and is only the latest indicator of building economic anxieties – which had to be in the background of President Obama’s talks during his Asia trip, especially with Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping in...

The New York Times Mirrors Obama’s Falling Numbers

By Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:15pm

There’s a reason The New York Times is being forced to shrink its newsroom. And that veteran employees are jumping at the chance to bail. The New York Post reported today that more than 300 Times’ staffers have responded to a buyout offer from management that is...

Ebola Is Bumping Alzheimer’s Off Our Radar. It Shouldn’t.

By Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Ebola death count has now topped 4000, though deaths from the virus are still mostly confined to the three West African...

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